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Crack Comedy
Stand-Up Course

Crack Comedy's Stand-Up Course

Join us at Crack Comedy for our signature Stand-Up Comedy Course - a practical approach to stand-up comedy.


There isn’t one type of comedy out there, but there is only one way to do stand-up comedy - and that is to stand up and do it!


In this six-week program, we cover the basics of the craft of stand-up comedy. The course is taught by British-based American comic Erich McElroy and at Crack Comedy in Kingston; Kingston’s longest running comedy club. The course is taught at Ram Jam Records at the Grey Horse.

The classroom is an intimate, 60 seater venue and the perfect intimate space for what might be your first ever gig. 

The course is appropriate for those brand new to comedy and who want to give it a try, as well as for newer performers who want to gain more confidence, sharpen their performance and learn more about the business of stand-up comedy. 


If you are already performing stand-up please check out our MC workshop here.
The course will:

  • Cover how to be natural and comfortable on stage

  • Provide a chance to get up, try your ideas and get continuing feedback

  • Cover the 'do’s and don’t’s' of talking to the audience

  • Help you structure your set, find your voice and learn what you want to present to the audience

  • Cover practical tips for getting gigs or maybe even start your own.

About Your Instructor
Erich has been a professional stand-up in the UK for more than 15 years. He’s performed at The Comedy Store, Glee Club, The Stand, The Frog and Bucket, Covent Garden Comedy, 99 Club, Krater Comedy at the Komedia. He’s performed six full length Edinburgh solo shows. Additionally, Erich has promoted venues for many years and has an insider's perspective on what makes a comedy night great and a comic fantastic. 

How it is structured

The program is five weeks of classes with a final sixth week of a live performance. Each session you will get a chance to get on stage - initially with fellow classmates and then with a showcase. 

By the end of the course you will have honed in on your material, style, execution, and delivery so that you have the confidence to nail a performance with ease. You will have identified your areas of natural talent, and you will leave with your imagination and creativity in high gear ready to take on any audience. 

Each course is limited to only twelve participants. 


Sarah - "It was fantastic. It was great how you were able to see potential in all of us and help us push through the limits of our work."

Michael - "I wanted a course that would help me get a set together and perform it - which it did!"

Richard - "Highly recommend. Genuine meat and potatoes of getting from a scrappy sheet of puns to a polished professional 5 minutes in a very short space of time."

Course Dates:  (times are 7.00pm to 10.00pm)

September 2023 Class:


November 2023 Class:


January 2024 Class:

8th January

15th January

22nd January

29th January

5th February

12th February - Showcase

Book before 15th November - £279
Book after 15th November - £299

February/March 2024 Class:

19th February

26th February

4th March

11th March

18th March

25th March - Showcase

Book before 1st January - £279
Book after 1st January - £299


Comedy Course Registration

To register your interest in a Crack Comedy Stand-Up Course please compete this no-obligation form. We will answer your questions or be able to confirm course availability. 

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